The Simple Equation of Tithes

The Simple Equation of Tithes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...all that can be reasonably expected is, to obtain about half the quantity deficient, or such an importation as will enable the kingdom, when the high prices place us upon short allowance, to hold out till another harvest. Many unthinking persons blame the Government for not importing sufficient Corn from America, without reflecting that the distance from hence is such, that vessels cannot go and return above two or three times at most in a twelvemonth, and that if America were even to grow three times the quantity of Corn for exportation which she does, and which would remain on her hands, probably seven years without finding a market, after she had supplied our accidental wants arising from a bad harvest; yet in this case, she would not be able to render us any very great assistance: all that we have ever yet received from her in one year, does not equal twelve day's consumption; expecting therefore a supply of Corn from America at present, is, as though the City of London being in want of provisions, were to send waggons to Edinburgh for Wheat; the tedious distance they would have to travel, aud the quantity they would bring, would be totally inadequate to the demand; when the waggons arrived, they would bring but a mouth-"ful to the population; even our supplies from Poland, though much superior to any that America can yield, cannot and ought not permanently to be reckoned upon, in the present state of the Country. If we were in an inartificial state, and our prices of labor could be compared with that of our continental rivals, we might perhaps imitate Holland in some measure, for a limited time, by employing capital as advantageously as in cultivation; but whilst England continues in the exotic state in which her immense funded Debt more

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